Betty Bronson

Born Nov 17, 1906

Betty Bronson was an American television and film actress who began her career during the silent film era. She was a famous actress in silent and sound films.

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    NYTimes - Jan 13, 2008
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    NYTimes - Dec 24, 1999


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Bronson.


1906 Birth Born on November 17, 1906.


1924 17 Years Old Although the role had been sought by such established actresses as Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford, Barrie personally chose Bronson to play the lead in the film adaptation of his work, which was released in 1924. … Read More
1925 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Bronson had a major role in the 1925 silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur.


1929 22 Years Old She appeared in the sequel, Sonny Boy, with Davey Lee in 1929. … Read More
1933 26 Years Old Bronson continued acting until 1933 when she married Ludwig Lauerhass, with whom she had one child, Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr. She did not appear in films again until Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937) starring Gene Autry. … Read More


1971 65 Years Old On October 19, 1971, Bronson died after a protracted illness in Pasadena, California, and was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
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